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visit. the suburban police investigate a case of murder next on "action news." repeatedly to let polluters keep releasing unlimited carbon pollution into the air. and took more than one million dollars from the polluters. tell senator toomey to vote for the clean power plan, because unlimited pollution shouldn't be a right. but playing outside should be. ♪ "action news," delaware valley's leading news program with jim gardner. this was the scene tonight on the parkway. all they're doing is cleaning up after more than 800,000 people. it's obviously an enormous task and it will take awhile to return the parkway to its
pre-pope state. it is monday night and the big story on "action news" is pope francis and the city of philadelphia. they may never come together again, but both will have memories of september 2015. the latest from the parkway. >> you never think that you're standing somewhere where he was like ten feet away. >> fairmount is trying to get back to normal. for at least a few days it will still be tough to navigate as the papal stage continues to come down. >> it is crazy, so busy. you can't even recognize anything. there was so much stuff going on. >> we were trying to go all the way, like somewhere all the way back there, and we have to come all the way around. and the workers are like you can't walk this way. and i was like we just walked like three miles. >> and those going into the papal event were disappointed by fewer crowds. >> so many people scheduled to work and everybody geared up for
a busy day and busy weekend and we were expected to stay here late and it didn't materialize. and that's all right, we can get by without having one unbelievably great weekend. >> the owner hopes the next couple of weekends with eastern state penitentiary crowds will make up for the low sales. and neighbors are glad to have the streets back and no happy security at every corner. >> all very heightened. it was crazy seeing the humvees on girard ave. >> and some like seeing the peacefulne peacefulness. >> i like the area, service -- it was nice. >> quiet. >> very quiet. >> and some likes to have the once in a lifetime experience. >> i thought the city handled it well. >> i went down saturday and less crowded than i expected. i got pretty close to the parade and got some good pictures. >> thank you, annie mccormick. mayor michael nutter placed his blame on the media card.
explaining perhaps why fewer showed up than originally expected. >> i think the reporting on any number of aspects of this was detrimental to the mindset of many philadelphians and others. i think that in some instances you all scared the [beep] out of people. >> but others said that traffic boxes and security zones, major bridge and street and highway closures and warnings about walking and waiting encouraged locals to leave and might have dissuaded investigate to investigate -- visitors to come. >> and archbishop chaput talks about the remarkable result it had on people. and to the city, thank you for welcomining the pilgrims with gd nature. >> the holy father was impressed with the beauty of our city. and touched by the crowd and the
extraordinary effort by all of those who put it together. he did not eat a cheesesteak. he has a disciplined way of eating i noticed. >> the pontiff is back in rome tonight. back at the vatican. his plane touched down at 4:00 a.m. our time. while on the flight, francis spoke candidly about his first time ever in the united states. he said that he was surprised by the warmth of the american people and described philadelphia's welcome as very expressive. those are his words, compared to the more formal washington. and his commends made headlines when he said that the first time the clearingry who covered up for sexually abusing priests themselves are wrongdoing. and kim davis, the clerk who refused to grant marriage licenses to same-sex couples, he didn't know the details but he said conscientious objection is a right. and the metrics to game the
impact by the numbers. 9900 hotels rooms booked, 11,000 had been available. septa says regional rail ridership was lighter than expect the -- expected. and patco saw about twice the ridership. 25 miles of highway were closed. 591 cars were towed from a secure vehicle zone. medically 423 cases were treated at first aid stations. 30% of them required hospitalization. but amid all of this, only three event-related arrests including one the mayor called "a complete idiot" for trying to bringing a bag of drugs through a checkpoint. verizon and at&t says their merely $50 million in network upgrades helped to handle a flood of cell phone usage over the weekend. at&t says data usage here was
the equivalent of 36 million social media posts with photographs. that is 14 times an average weekend. and more than eight times what was used by people during the pope's stops in new york and washington. verizon says its network handled 12 times the typical traffic. a lot of data. you can relive the pope's historic visit to philadelphia on 6abc.com. from his parades through the city through the festival of families, to the mass on the ben franklin parkway. you can view dozens of photographs and videos and special moments you may have missed. other news at this hour, residents of a northeast philadelphia apartment complex evacuated after smelling a strong odor of gas. firefighters and pgw crews got an hour ago to the 9200 block of bluegrass road near grant avenue. efforts underway to shutdown the gas main and pinpoint the leak. fortunately no injuries have been reported.
we had very little rain over the past month but that is about to change. we have some soakers coming. getting the latest information from accuweather and meteorologist cecily tynan. >> and jim, we could get a 1-2 punch of heavy rain this week. the second punch from this. this just formed a little bit before 11:00. this is tropical storm joakim. 40-mile-per-hour winds. the 10th named storm of the tropical hurricane season, the atlantic hurricane season. between bermuda and miami. a lot of the computer models do show it moving to the west and then covering up towards the mid-atlantic over the weekend. i will actually show you the computer models, the spaghetti plots in my full accuweather forecast. in the meantime, we've got another system on the way tomorrow. water vapor showing here is joakim right here. and then there is low pressure over the gulf coast. and this will be streaming up, really pulled up towards us with the cold front tomorrow night. this can bring us very heavy rain. we need the rain, expected rain
tomorrow night into wednesday morning. we're looking at a general 1-2 inches of rain. farther up to the northwest, central pennsylvania can get 4-6 inches of rain and this is welcome. in the past 48 days only two days with more than .1 of an inch of rain. september 10 close to five inches of rain. i'll talk more about how much rain to expect with the system, the timing and the weekend with tropical storm joakim coming up in the full accuweather forecast. >> all right, cecily. a triple shooting tonight in philadelphia sends two women and a child to the hospital. the young girl who was shot in the thigh is believed to be under 10 years old. gunfire erupted in a home in the 5000 block in feltonville. at 8:30. the authorities have not made an arrest, but the victims a pair presently knew the suspect. the police are still at a house in bensalem where the body
after 25-year-old woman was found in morning in the bathroom of the berkley trace apartments. and walter perez is live at 3806 bensalem boulevard. what is happening there? >> jim, as you mentioned the victim's body was found this morning. but investigators are still on the scene at the berkley trace apartments on bensalem boulevard. they are conducting a very thorough investigation. the local authorities tell me they feel confident that formal charges can be filed as early as tomorrow morning. neighbors describe 25 year old dilara ozen as a lovely young woman who kept to herself. >> she is very quiet. she more or less came and gent -- went into the apartment and that's it. and if you don't know somebody, you wish could you have helped, it is horrible. >> and betty mitchell living next door is talking about the discovery of the neighbor's body in the bathroom. it is ozen's mother that made the discovery about 10:00 this
morning. others say it comes on the heels of difficult weekend with ozen and andrew messner described as her on-again off-again boyfriend. >> there was random screaming, yelling. screaming really loud after 10:30. and the cars, like stretching wheels back and forth. >> the public safety director says that messner has been questioned, but as of right now is still only considered a person of interest in the case. >> he is going to be sent off to a bucks county prison later for an outstanding warrant from may of 2015. we are holding him on that. >> that bench warrant was issued after messner failed to show up for a court hearing after allegedly assaulting ozen earlier this year. the local investigators are still looking for added information. anyone who knows anything about this case is asked to call the bensalem police. reporting live from bensalem,
walter perez, channel "action news." jim? >> thank you, walter. the authorities in montgomery county say the victim of a deadly home invasion was targeted. 53 year old kevin brown died after being shot in the neck by intruders last night. it happened in his home on the 2300 block. and brown and his wife jumped from a second-floor window to escape but brown died at the hospital. police say they have leads and the family is cooperating. the philadelphia police are investigating the death of a 13-year-old boy killed by a forklift. ethan shoemaker and several went to the newman paper company in wissinoming and they started driving forklifts for fun and there was a collision. ethan died at the scene. his family said the property should have been better secured. the company released a statement today offering its condolences. word tonight, a seemingly innocent mistake ended with
tragic consequences. a 43-year-old man got into the wrong car in northeast philadelphia gas station on saturday and was shot to death by the driver. that man told the police that he thought that he was being car jacked. the homicide detectives are investigating to see if charges are warranted. they identity find the dead man as malcolm king. rutger's university under another cyber attack today, at least the fifth one on the network in the past year. today's attack from 10:00 in the morning until midafternoon affected email, wireless internet access and the school's online course management system. the university says no data was compromised and working with the state and local law enforcement officials. after an attack in august, they hired three cyber security firms to protect computer networks. still to come tonight, bribery charges dropped against
new jersey's embattled u.s. senator. and the women who helped two prisoners escape cries in court as she learns how long she will spend behind bars. and a screening test that can help cancer patients from undergoing unnecessary chemotherapy. and rain, some on the way tomorrow and more for the weekend. the tropical storm and more in the forecast. and the eagles' new kicker when "action news" continues tonight.
a sobbing joyce mitchell learned her fate today months after helping two inmates escape from a maximum security prison in upstate new york. the judge sentenced the former prison worker to 2-7 years behind bars. mitchell admitted to smuggling in hacksaw blades and other tools that richard matt and david sweat used to escape. they were on the run for two weeks before the authorities skilled matt and captured sweat.
>> and dismissing two counts of bribery against menendez and two counts against the co-department. menendez faces 12 pounds of accepting campaign donations and gifts in exchange for helping his business. and an investigation into the former volkswagen c.e.o. and they are trying to establish whether he had a role in this company's massive emissions rigging scandal. he resigned last wednesday, days after volkswagen admitted to manipulating diesel add myings in some 11 million cars to pass u.s. tests. we are learning more about even more trouble for volkswagen. actor paul walker's daughter filed a lawsuit against porche which is owned by v.w. saying the car he was in hat numerous defects. and they found that speed, not
mechanical problems was to blame. a major study finds a genetic test can determine if a woman with early-stage breast cancer can skip hemo. and those who can respond to hormone-blocking drugs as the first treatment. and chemo is used as a prophylactic to stop cancer in another part of the body. they found after five years, 99% of the patients that the tests identified as low-risk had not had a relapse. ♪ donald trump today unveiled his tax plan that trump insists would mean tax relief from middle-income married. married couples earning less than $50,000 a year pay no taxes and simplifies the tax form. a one-page form that would say
"i win" and wealthy americans see a major reduction with the highest bracket falling to 25%. plenty of diplomatic back and forth today. the united nations president barack obama president obama lashed out at russia's vladimir putin for sending tanks and troops to syria to help assad. and says that assad is doing more to fight isis than the united states. and later the real drama as obama and putin met for 90 minutes. could be the biggest break for the search for life on mars. scientists say signs of liquid water on the surface of the planet. they are monitoring mysterious streaks on the slopes during different seasons and determined salty streams in the summertime. >> this is tremendously exciting. we haven't been able to answer the question does life exist
beyond earth, but following the water is critical owen of that. >> and they say further exploration is needed to determine if microscopic life exists on modern-day mars. people all around the world of sharing photographs of last night's super moon eclipse. this picture taken in japan. and when the moon makes its closist approach to earth and the eclipse is when the moon passes behind the earth into its shadow. and the last time this rare phenomenon was in 1982 and it will not happen again until 2033 when cecily tynan is 39. >> [laughing] oh, i like you so much, jim. you know, we couldn't see the super moon in philadelphia last night with the clouds. >> right. >> but areas of south jersey and delaware, and northwest lehigh valley could see it pretty well. and i guess my microphone is not
working so i am going to go the other way. >> here you go. >> oh, man. we have done this before. here we go. >> ok. [laughing] i am getting the mic now, oh, boy. all right let's go to stormtracker 6 live. as i get the mic. i have my own one that i will hold, but thank you for trying to loan me yours. and dry conditions out there tonight. that will be changing though tomorrow dramatically. it is warm, 71 degrees in philadelphia. the normal high this time of year is 73. the high today 83 degrees. that's 10 degrees above normal. allentown 73. millville 68. and wilmington 71. satellite 6 and action radar showing that we've got some wet weather heading our way. part of the reason why, you see that little line of showers, that's a cold front. that doesn't have a lot of moisture, but what this will do,
it will help really siphon up the tropical rain from the low pressure near florida, and that will also possibly help bring a tropical storm close to our coast over the weekend. this week we have a soggy set-up. the first low pressure over the gulf will bring us heavy rain tomorrow into wednesday. and tropical storm joakim could affect the mid-atlantic over the weekend. first we talk about tomorrow. futurer track ershowing clouds. and tomorrow night, by 9:00 heavy rain along i-95. areas to the west. overnight into the morning hours, i think the wednesday morning commute will be wet, especially across south jersey. and even during the day looking at a lot of clouds and waves of rain. that's the first system. then we have the second one. tropical storm joakim, maximum sustained winds now 40 miles per hour. it is right between bermuda and
the bahamas. the spaghetti plots show it hitting anywhere from north carolina to parts of new england. but if you look at the most concentration it has it heading towards the mid-atlantic on saturday. if that happens, we will be talking about high winds, heavy rain and potential of coastal flooding. a lot can change but something i will continue to track. the seven-day forecast is humid tomorrow with showers, and steady rain tomorrow night. the rain continues into wednesday, windy and 74 degrees. and thursday it gets chilly. 63 degrees. windy. lot of clouds. friday, breezy and cool, some rain, 63. and saturday again watching the coast for tropical storm joakim. 66. and then we dry things out sunday, and partly sunny 68. and monday, sun mixes with clouds with a high of 70 degrees. time to find the umbrellas for tomorrow and time for me to get
a new mic again. >> will you be ok? >> i don't know. i don't think so. "jimmy kimmel live" coming up at 11:35 after "action news." and here is jimmy with a preview of tonight's show. >> thanks, jim, hello philadelphia. a sample of tonight's show. >> is there anything that you like about each other? can you say something nice about each other? people of the coffee-drinking world,
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cody parkey on injured reserve with a leg injury. meaning his season is over and reportedly signing caleb sturgis who was cut by the dolphins require to this season. sturgis 55-71 on the field goals for career, that is 77.5%. not great. alonzo in florida today seeking a second opinion on his knee. the linebacker with a sprain in the loss to the cow boys eight days ago. and despite the win over the jets, still concerns, the quarterback at top. bradford 14-28 for only 118 yards. he was off the mark on several throws. through three games this season bradford thrown just three touchdown passes against four interceptions. he is near the bottom of the nfl in passer ratings. this afternoon chip kelly told us he is still a believer. >> he is doing a good job. again, there are some throws that sam probably wants back. a couple in there he missed, but there are also some drops that i
which can lead to more asthma attacks in children but senator toomey has voted repeatedly to let polluters keep releasing unlimited carbon pollution into the air. and took more than one million dollars from the polluters. tell senator toomey to vote for the clean power plan, because unlimited pollution shouldn't be a right. but playing outside should be. and we just couldn't say thno to that face.ns then we wanted more of that local flavor so betty says... oh yeah, that's betty. you're going to want to do this alligator thing. and betty didn't lead us wrong. a little later we passed some dancing. and who doesn't like dancing? especially when it's followed by fireworks everyone's nola is different. follow yours.
beating mason and the flyers lose 3-2 in o.t. the sixers training camp gets underway in the morning. today was media day. consider it class photo today. trying to improve the 18-win team is serious business but though know how to keep it light. >> we are all young, kind of in the same age group and able to relate and have a lot of fun. >> the chemistry is going to be great because i feel we all can relate to each other. all pretty young, kind of fresh out of college. i am excited. the phillies begin their final homestand of the season tomorrow against the mets. and a violent collision in the outfield between the st. louis outfielders. and staying down for several minutes. he is removed on a stretcher. he has just a head contusion and he will be hospitalized overnight for observation.
jonathan papelbon's season is over. the nationals suspended their closer four games for going bananas on teammate bryce harper. papelbon had has been appealing a three-game suspension by major league baseball for throwing at a batter. he dropped the appeal and his season will close. "jimmy kimmel live" next on channel 6 followed by "nightline." kimmy's guest, matt damon, chopra. and "action news" continues at 4:30 with pamela edwards, matt o'donnell, karen rogers with traffic. for cecily tynan, ducis rodgers and the entire "action news" team i'm jim gardner. good night.